24/08/2015 at 18:08 #29838
Fire at Will gave me this top tip. “on sale in The Works”
Picked up 22 vehicles today at £2 each, lots of Russian WW2 and post war.24/08/2015 at 18:24 #29840
Amazing – I walked past mine today !24/08/2015 at 19:47 #29846
Pop down tomorrow Norm and treat yourself.25/08/2015 at 13:50 #29873
I did return – there was quite a bit of post war stuff there, but still examples of SU100, JSII, Grant, Matilda, DUKW and others there that I can’t recall (no SU 76 though … Boo-Hoo).
25/08/2015 at 17:40 #29882Steve JohnsonParticipant
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Any idea what scale they are?26/08/2015 at 02:12 #29895EtrangerParticipant
They’re meant to be 20mm, Steve.26/08/2015 at 08:14 #29900Steve JohnsonParticipant
Thanks Etranger. Sadly too small as I was hoping they might be useful for a 28mm project.26/08/2015 at 12:58 #29929
Thanks Etranger. Sadly too small as I was hoping they might be useful for a 28mm project.
Steve in the Plymouth shop they had several WW2 vehicles of a larger scale, (I did not look closely they may be 28mm or 1/56th). when in “The Works” ask the staff what they have. As sometimes they have items in the stock room.26/08/2015 at 17:03 #29956Lee LangtonParticipant
<span style=”font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;”>Hi William, they look great. Which branch of The Works is it? Went past mine in Didcot and nothing there.</span>26/08/2015 at 17:28 #29958
Lee I bought mine in Plymouth.27/08/2015 at 15:29 #30024
Looking at these, I have added superglue to the rubber tracks to ensure they grip the wheels etc, add mud to the tracks and then will then cover them with a good dirty wash. I am thinking they will be looking pretty good after that.27/08/2015 at 18:38 #30041
So you managed to get some norm.27/08/2015 at 20:39 #30049
Yep, I picked up a couple of SU122’s, which are very nice and done in a tan, and a couple of JSII’s, which are done in green.
The lady in the shop told me that they had been selling fast and she was surprised …. obviously your post has helped their sales. She said a box of bigger tanks had just arrived and were still in the back, so I am guessing they will be something like 1/50 scale or thereabouts.27/08/2015 at 21:48 #30051DMParticipant
I picked up a stack from the concession in our local garden centre. Matildas and M3s, and I didn’t realise there was a DUKW in the range as well29/08/2015 at 08:31 #30112
I have ‘tarted up’ or rather dirtied down one the the SU 122’s29/08/2015 at 12:57 #30120NTMParticipant29/08/2015 at 15:53 #30125
Nicely done Norm, I can’t take full credit as I got the buzz from Will McNally.
I give mine a coat of matt varnish, then super glue tracks. When dry some ink washes, again when all dry, I will dry brush earth of various lightening shades. Then stick to a base. Will post some photo’s later.30/08/2015 at 11:15 #30147
I returned again today and picked up a SU76 (hooray) and what i think may be the BA10 armoured car. They had some other early heavies such as the T-28.
They had also put their big scale vehicles out this time as well, but these were all of the Puma armoured car – beautifully made and painted though. They were marked as being £30 down to £10. If I gamed WWII in 28mm I would be getting one of those.
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A bit of varnish and dry brushing a lick of paint and based. I think they turned out ok and not bad for £2 each.
The Matilda with the radio antenna is off to the British army c1940.
Since posting these photos I have noticed that the bases are darker than I normally like so the bases have be given a swift touch up to lighten them up.01/09/2015 at 16:01 #30323Steve BurtParticipant
Just popped in the the Cambridge shop, and scored 2 x BA10, a T28, a Matilda and a JSII.
They also had lots of Lee/Grant, T34/85 and one SU122, (plus lots more Matildas) but I didn’t need any of those.
Also some post-war stuff (a land-rover ish Soviet vehicle, a APC and a tank, but I didn’t look closely at any of those).
Very nice little models, and for two quid each you can’t go wrong. Delighted to get the BA10s and the T28 which were the ones I really wanted.
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Popped into Plymouth today got some more Matilda’s and a couple of KV2’s.16/09/2015 at 09:50 #3116330/09/2015 at 17:26 #31854
Some of the Early War Russian stuff but the colouring didn’t match the rest of my stuff so I repainted them.
I managed to find enough T28s to make a a reasonably sized forces for a game
The T35 is a monster, but the most I’ll need for any scenario is a couple
The tiny FAI-M armoured car
30/09/2015 at 19:16 #31859
Nice job, I will be doing the same. I returned to my works the other day and they only had a few models left ….. but from somewhere two T34 – 85’s had appeared, though they are fully in white – so re-painting needed in full there.
Did you prime first or did the body take the new paint OK.30/09/2015 at 19:28 #31860
Very nice Will, lovely paint work.
Norm I give mine a coat of matt varnish to help the paint to stick.30/09/2015 at 20:23 #31867
Nice job, I will be doing the same. I returned to my works the other day and they only had a few models left ….. but from somewhere two T34 – 85’s had appeared, though they are fully in white – so re-painting needed in full there. Did you prime first or did the body take the new paint OK.
Norm, I use Humbrol enamels on vehicles, usually two thin coats unless the colour is very close, no need for a base coat as the solvent in the enamel tackles any residual grease or whatever, then I switch over to acrylics. The final coat was Devlan mud and using it for these finished the pot so I have to find a substitute.
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Thanks, I am told that Agrax Earthshade is the GW replacement for Devlan Mud and also that Army Painter Soft Tone ink is a very close result.
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